Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology
Online ISSN : 1882-868X
Print ISSN : 0368-9395
ISSN-L : 0368-9395
Studies of Marriage and Birth in an Orange-raising Village
Part I. A Field Survey of Marriage in Nishiura-mura, Tagata-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
Kanichi IWAI
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1958 Volume 24 Issue 5 Pages 230-248,A18


This village is by the beech, and is one of the largest orange-raising villages of central Japan. It was studied carefully on the spot. The conclusions are as follows:
1. There are more females than males among 1090 married people (including the divorced and those who lost their Partners).
2. Excepting the period of this lost war, the marriage situation showed a comparativety constant condition.
3. The marriage-age was quite early during the Meiji period, but it is becoming later according to the passing of years.
4. As to the study of the separation, among the dead, more husbands died than wives.
5. The marriage in villages has as one of its purposes the increase of labor power. And those who were divorced marry again the majority are husbands marrying again & women marrying for the first time.

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